Compare Rum. alamă f. 'brass; object made of brass', with likely influence of Rum. aramă f. 'copper'. Possible etymologies: <- Gr. μάλαμα n. 'gold; object or artifact made of gold' < Gr. μάλαγμα 'soft material'? Or perhaps <- Ital. lama f. 'blade' < Lat. lamella < lamina?
Michiel de Vaan. Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
DEX online (2004-2015). Dicționare ale limbii române. https://dexonline.ro/
Mallory, J. P. & Adams, Douglas Q. (2006). The Oxford introduction to Proto-Indo-European and The Proto-Indo-European world. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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